Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals is a public university in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Among Saudi universities, its science and engineering programs are highly regarded. It offers some programs that are not offered elsewhere in Saudi Arabia. Wikipedia.


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Saudi Aramco, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals | Date: 2017-01-04

Embodiments of processes for producing propylene utilize a dual catalyst system comprising a mesoporous silica catalyst impregnated with metal oxide and a mordenite framework inverted (MFI) structured silica catalyst downstream of the mesoporous silica catalyst, where the mesoporous silica catalyst includes a pore size distribution of at least 2.5 nm to 40 nm and a total pore volume of at least 0.600 cm^(3)/g, and the MFI structured silica catalyst has a total acidity of 0.001 mmol/g to 0.1 mmol/g. The propylene is produced from the butene stream via metathesis by contacting the mesoporous silica catalyst and subsequent cracking by contacting the MFI structured silica catalyst.


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King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals | Date: 2017-01-27

Novel compounds comprising a Pt(II) metal center and S-containing ligands as anticancer agents including tetrakis(1,3-diazinane-2-thione)platinum(II) chloride monohydrate complex [Pt(Diaz)_(4)]Cl_(2).H_(2)O, wherein Diaz=1,3-diazinane-2-thione. Cytotoxic evaluations reveal that the compound possesses better cytotoxic activities against MCF7 than cisplatin. Methods of treating cancer comprising administering the compound are also provided.


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King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals | Date: 2016-12-09

Methods of preparing high-density polyethylene (HDPE) nanocomposites by in situ polymerization with a metallocene catalyst and a methylaluminoxane co-catalyst in a solvent. The HDPE nanocomposites contain graphene nanofillers that promote the polymerization process, and are found to enhance the molecular weight, molecular weight distribution and flame retardency of the HDPE nanocomposites produced.


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King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals | Date: 2016-03-16

A method of evaluating the effectiveness of matrix acidizing treatment in a subterranean formation surrounding a wellbore that involves injecting a plurality of cationic salts into multiple sections of the subterranean formation before acidizing treatment, followed by collecting the cationic salts at the surface of the wellbore after producing the wellbore. A permeability recovery factor is calculated from a concertation ratio of the injected salt to the collected salt. The permeability recovery factor shows the effectiveness of the acidizing treatment. The permeability recovery factor also indicates the contribution of each individual section of the formation to the total production flow.


A method of treating a polycarbonate glass surface, such as a bisphenol A polycarbonate, whereby the glass surface is immersed in a liquid phase polar aprotic solvent, such as dichloromethane, and exposed to a vapor phase polar aprotic solvent, such as acetone thus obtaining a textured glass surface with a hierarchical patterned nanoporous structure wherein the textured glass surface has a higher surface hydrophobicity and a marginally reduced optical light transmittance relative to the polycarbonate glass surface prior to the immersion, the exposure, or both.


Patent
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals | Date: 2017-03-01

A photovoltaic system is described that improves energy efficiency (conversion of solar energy to electrical energy) by beam-splitting, via reflective filters, the incident solar light into a reflective portion and an exit portion. The reflective portion and the exit portion are directed to respective photovoltaic cells that convert the incident light energy into electrical energy. The concentrated solar light is collimated then split via reflective filters saving on the reflective filter area and reducing overall bulkiness of the beam-splitting system. Further, a cascade of multiple filters is used to split either the reflected spectra or the exit spectra of solar light.


Patent
Indyme Solutions LLC, King Fahd University of Petroleum, Minerals, Kepner, Deal, Budano and Morikawa | Date: 2017-02-22

Fitting room management and occupancy monitoring system for retail operations having fitting rooms wherein, the system if capable of notifying staff of fitting room occupancy, the need for cleaning, and/or the need for customer help in real time as well as collecting and tracking data, of fitting room activity according to preset business rules. The system further assists retail operations with reduction of theft incidents, improvement of conversion rates arid employee compliance rates.


Patent
Rieger, Constantinescu, Redmond, Scott, King Fahd University of Petroleum, Minerals, Fedorak and Lundgren | Date: 2017-05-17

A system is provided for monitoring patients with dysphagia, or swallowing impairments, that monitors muscle movement during intensive swallowing exercises to provide adjuvant visual feedback from surface electromyography.


Patent
King Fahd University of Petroleum, Minerals, Freeberg, Schomberg and Goeman | Date: 2017-05-24

A system for limiting the flow from a dispensing valve when a dispensing cartridge is replaced with the system including a dispenser cartridge with a cam and a water socket with a flow limiter therein that is activeable in response to the position of the dispenser cartridge in the dispensing valve and operable in response to an upstream fluid pressure in the dispensing valve.


Patent
King Fahd University of Petroleum, Minerals, Delphius Commercial and Industrial Technologies Pty. Ltd. | Date: 2017-03-15

The invention provides an apparatus(8) for cleaning cloth which includes a body(10) with an aperture, a closure, which is engageable with the aperture, a tub(26) with an outer shell and a cylindrical Inner cavity which corresponds with the aperture, a drum(28), which is positioned inside the cylindrical inner cavity(54) and which includes a wall, with an inner surface, an outer surface and a plurality of perforations(62) in the wait, a base(64) and an opposing mouth(66) which registers with the aperture, a drive means(30) which is connected to or engaged with the drum and which allows rotational movement of the drum about an axis, a generator(32) and an electrical power supply(78), inside the body, wherein the power supply is adapted to provide pulsating electrical power to the generator and wherein the generator is actuable to produce pulses of microwave energy at least into part of the drum.

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